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In memory of Susan Elizabeth Ryder, my Maternal 5th Great-Grandmother on the REESE branch.


  • PA Death Certificate #28079 Franklin, Lycoming, Pennsylvania - Angelina Babcock, daughter of Jacob Herriman and Susan Rider, died March 15,1928. Born Oct 25, 1848. Wife of William Lewis Babcock.

  • PA Death Certificate #107399 Hughesville, Lycoming, Pennsylvania - Symon J. Herriman, son of Jacob Herriman and Susan Rider, died November 20, 1930. Born in Franklin Township, PA.

  • PA Death Certificate #44854 Hughesville, Lycoming, Pennsylvania - Napolean B. Herriman, son of Jacob Herriman and Susan Rider, died May 2, 1951. Born November 4, 1856, in Franklin Township, PA.

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Susan Elizabeth Ryder

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1824 Oct 30



1844 or earlier

Pennsylvania (probably)



1898 Sept 9

Pennsylvania (probably)

Fairview United Methodist Cemetery

Lairdsville (Franklin), Lycoming, PA



Susan Elizabeth "Betsy" Reider (or Ryder) was born on October 30, 1824, in Columbia County, Pennsylvania. She married first to David Reese, with whom she had a daughter, Rebecca, born in 1844. They split up between 1844 and 1846 because on January 14, 1847, David married second to Susannah George. Susan married second to Jacob Herriman and their first child of the seven known children they had together was born in 1848. Susan died on September 9, 1898, and rests in Fairview United Methodist Church Cemetery in Lairdsville, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.

Note: Susan Ryder is easy to confuse with David Reese's second wife, also called Susan (or Susana) George. She was born January 15, 1823 and died February 26, 1895.


Susan Elizabeth Ryder & David Reese were the parents of my ancestor,

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